Illinois Basketball Betting Guide

If you are a resident of the Prairie State, you may enjoy betting on Illinois basketball. That could mean wagering on the Bradley Braves of Peoria, or the Illinois State Redbirds in Normal. But most likely you are laying down your money on the Chicago Bulls of the NBA or the Fighting Illini college team of the University of Illinois. Other possibilities include betting on the Northwestern Wildcats or Southern Illinois Salukis. Whatever your team, betting on Illinois basketball is possible through money line, totals and spread wagering through legitimately licensed offshore sportsbooks which legally support Illinois and US players. And if you prefer to bet on Illinois basketball while attending a game, that is possible through the mobile support that the top online sportsbooks offer on smartphones and tablets. This page will provide you with insight into your options, as well as access to additional information for betting on NBA basketball and betting on college basketball. You'll find a similar guide for betting on Illinois football as well.

best Sportsbooks offering Illinois Basketball Betting Lines

Sportsbook Name Bonus rating Visit
Bovada Sportsbook $250 5Stars Visit Site
BetOnline Sportsbook $1000 5Stars Visit Site
Bookmaker Sportsbook $2500 5Stars Visit Site $1000 5Stars Visit Site

Betting University of Illinois Fighting Illini Basketball

State Farm Center is home to the Illinois Fighting Illini men's and women's basketball teams. The men's team is the more popular Illinois basketball wager, and in recent years the Illini has been a Big Ten championship contender. The University of Illinois won the Big Ten regular season title 4 times between 2001 and 2005. The team was also awarded the Helms National Title in 1915. From 1942 through the 2013 - 14 season the Fighting Illini has been a safe bet to make the postseason, as they have reached the NCAA Tournament an impressive 30 times during that span. Learn more from our guide to betting on the Fighting Illini basketball team.

Betting Northwestern Wildcats Basketball

Playing in the Big Ten, the Northwestern Wildcats are supported by the die-hard Wildside students section of the Welsh-Ryan Arena during the school's home games. Wearing purple and white, the Northwestern Wildcats men's college basketball team first played its basketball in 1901. The campus is located in Evanston, Illinois, and since World War II has been a cellar dweller in the Big Ten Conference. However, the smart Illinois basketball bettor knows that the Wildcats often receive a lot of points as home-court underdogs, where they can provide some value year in and year out. Get more information from our guide to betting on the Northwestern Wildcats basketball team.

Betting Southern Illinois Salukis Basketball

The saluki, also known as the Arabic or Persian greyhound, is one of the oldest known breeds of domesticated dog and also one of the fastest. But if you are betting salukis in Illinois, you are probably placing a wager on the Southern Illinois basketball team. The University of Southern Illinois Salukis play in the Missouri Valley Conference of the NCAA, where their home games are contested at the SIU Arena. The Salukis won the National Invitation Tournament in 1967 with the help of college and pro basketball Hall of Famer Walt Frazier. And in recent years, the Southern Illinois men's Division I team has been a consistent contender in conference play. Find out more about this team with our guide to betting on the Southern Illinois Salukis basketball team.

Betting on the Chicago Bulls

The Chicago Bulls play their NBA basketball in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. In recent years the team has been competitive, behind the play of perennial All-Star and MVP Derrick Rose. Illinois basketball bettors remember quite well the glory days of Michael Jordan and the champion Bulls, who knocked down 6 titles in 8 years and consistently won ATS wagers for Bulls backers. In recent years the Bulls have enjoyed heated rivalries with the Miami Heat, Indiana Pacers and Cleveland Cavaliers. Gain more insight into this team through our guide to betting on the Chicago Bulls.

Resources for Illinois Basketball Fans

NBA Official Website

NCAAB Official Website